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NCS News and Information

Stories and News from the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.

Intramural Basketball League Celebrates Fifth Successful Season

March 5, 2020

On Saturday, February 29, the NCS Co-ed Intramural Basketball League wrapped up its fifth season with its semifinal and championship games. One of the two teams representing South County Teen Center beat Reston Teen Center by two points in the championship game. Throughout the 10-week season, eight youth teams comprised of teen and community center participants enjoyed the chance to play and…

Senior Centers Focus on Financial Health for National Consumer Protection Week

March 2, 2020

Did you know that some 83 percent of low- and moderate-income adults age 50 and older are struggling with at least some aspect of their financial lives? In fact, according to a 2019 AARP Foundation report, just 17 percent of seniors are “financially healthy.”


Senior Centers Focus on Heart Health for American Heart Month

February 5, 2020

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States – but it doesn’t have to be. Each February, the National Institutes for Health celebrates American Heart Month by providing tips to prevent heart disease. This year, ...

NCS Celebrates Black History Month at Community Events

February 5, 2020

February is Black History Month (also called African American History Month), a national tribute recognizing the achievements of African Americans throughout history, and NCS is joining the celebration with special events at our Community Centers, Senior Centers and Teen Centers.


Residents Rush to Register for Popular “Senior Center Without Walls” Classes

January 29, 2020

The below-freezing temperatures in Fairfax on Tuesday, January 21 didn’t stop residents from lining up bright and early in front of the Mott Community Center. They were there to register for the winter session of the Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without…

Fairfax 50+ Podcast: NCS’s Monica Koppelman and Jennae Asborno Highlight New 50+ Weekend Clubhouse Pilot Program at Herndon Senior Center

January 22, 2020

There’s a lot going on at the Herndon Senior Center, including a new weekend pilot program called the 50+ Weekend Clubhouse. As of January 3, the center began staying open an additional four hours (through 8 p.m.) on Fridays and Saturdays to accommodate members who work during the day.


A Hidden Gem in Fairfax: The Sensory Room Offers Unique Therapeutic Environment for All Ages

January 9, 2020

Light, color, texture, sound, fragrance, motion… These can all be used to calm or arouse the senses. They are also core elements in the Sensory Room, a unique therapeutic space at Providence Community Center in Fairfax. Opened in 2015, the room is dedicated to Deputy County Executive Patricia D. Harrison, who played a key role in its inception.


Fight Hunger, Feed Hope: Stuff the Bus Food Drive Kicks Off in February

January 7, 2020

The buses are fueled and ready to roll as Stuff the Bus – the county’s post-holiday food drive, now in its ninth year – hits the road in the fight against hunger in Fairfax County.

Throughout the month of February, Stuff the Bus will visit local grocery stores…

NCS Senior Centers Kick Off 2020 with Monthly Themes

December 17, 2019

In 2020, registered members of Fairfax County Senior Centers will see new monthly themes and a cohesive focus across all locations. Fairfax County is home to many older adults, and county agencies are always looking for ways to meet the needs of a far more active, engaged and mobile…

Virginia Governor and First Lady Announce New Funding for Early Childhood Education

December 13, 2019

First Lady Pamela Northam Visits Office for Children Family Child Care Partner

On December 10, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam announced that hisproposed budget will include $94.8 million in new funding for early childhood care and…

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